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What is blood vessel dissection? Can that cause brain aneurysms

What is blood vessel dissection? Can that cause brain aneurysms

Arterial dissection : Can result in a stroke in the distribution of the specific blood vessel, and could be profound if involving the carotid or vertebral. No relationship to aneurysms. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


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Can MRI of brain see aneurysm or blood vessel problems(vasculitis)?

Can MRI of brain see aneurysm or blood vessel problems(vasculitis)?

MRI and MRA brain: Yes, an MRI can visualize blood vessels but not well; an MRA (MR angiogram) is the optimal MR test. It uses gadolinium which is not a radio-iodine and is not kidney toxic. Gadolinium can be eliminated slowly however, if a person has kidney impairment, and then the gadolinium can enter dermal tissues. Radiologists are aware. ...Read more

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Can strengthening the blood vessels reduce the risk for brain aneurysm?

Can strengthening the blood vessels reduce the risk for brain aneurysm?

Great question: This is actually an area of great interest for research. Smoking is thought to contribute to weaknening of the arteries and this is an important risk factor. We are actually pursuing research on hormones and their role in the strength of blood vessels. Please see brain aneurysm center for women at www.Chicagoaneurysm.Com for more information. ...Read more

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When having a brain aneurysm, do blood vessels become 100% occluded?

When having a brain aneurysm, do blood vessels become 100% occluded?

No: An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation or bulging of the wall of the blood vessel. If that dilated segment becomes very fragile and thin it can rupture due to the pressure of the blood and bleeding occurs into the brain. This bleeding can cause spasm of surrounding vessels. But most of the vessels do not become "occluded". ...Read more

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Can reynaud's affect a blood vessel in the brain?

Can reynaud's affect a blood vessel in the brain?

Raynauds: By definition arterial spasms induced by cold. Can occur independently of other conditions or as part of other diseases. Thermaly speaking temperature in brain fairly constant. That are other conditions including vascular headaches which occur based on vasospasm with frequently other causes such as diet and smoking. ...Read more

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I have a prominant blood vessel in my brain, what causes them and can it create any problems?

I have a prominant blood vessel in my brain, what causes them and can it create any problems?

Most Likely --: Most likely this is an abnormality that either your were born with or developed with age. It is prominent or easily seen on imaging and may be due to tortuosity or possibly an aneurysm. I would recommend discussing with your physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have "blood vessel abnormalities" in the brain?

What does it mean to have "blood vessel abnormalities" in the brain?

Congenital: Variety of benign congenital brain vessel malformations, include venous angioma, small aneurysmal dilatations, arteriovenous malformations, even hemangiomas. But any of the above can cause great mischief under a variety of circumstances, so you need to discuss with your doctor what the findings truly mean for your future. ...Read more

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How concerning is a burst blood vessel in the brain?

How concerning is a burst blood vessel in the brain?

Very concerning: When a blood vessel bursts inside the brain, it bleeds into the surrounding space (or tissue). That causes increased pressure to surrounding structures which can cause significant damage. Smaller bleeds may cause less damage - unless they happen in more vital areas. Large bleeds sometimes need surgery. ...Read more

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Isn't any blood vessel leak in the brain still a stroke not matter what causes it?

Isn't any blood vessel leak in the brain still a stroke not matter what causes it?

Stroke : Hi, strokes are cause by a loss of oxygen to a part of the brain causing that part of the brain to die. There are 2 types of stroke; ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic is caused by blocking a blood vessel. Hemorrhage is caused by a vessel bleeding. Thus, the blood is diverted away from the brain and it dies. One can have bleeds without stroke, if the brains blood supply is not compromised. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more